FNRL kicks off Pherrus Vanua State of Origin Tri-series concept

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The Australian National Rugby League State of Origin between the Maroons and the Blues has always ignited an atmosphere of support to its followers around the world.

However, the Fiji National Rugby League has injected the same concept to our local competition known as the Pherrus Vanua State of Origin Tri-series that is bound to host its first match on Saturday at the ANZ Stadium.

The origin series which was formerly known as East versus West competition began in 1994 and later died out in 1998 when the Super League Competition was introduced.

Natabe says the format for this year will be a tri-series competition where the first game will be held this Saturday at the ANZ Stadium, the second origin match will be on the 17th of October at Churchill Park and the final match will be on the 21st of November at Churchill Park.

Meanwhile there will be a women’s East and West clash at 4pm before the main match will kick-off at 4.30pm on Saturday at the ANZ Stadium.

Tickets are $10 for grandstand, $5 for embankment and $2 for children Under 12.

West Maroon Team:

Rusiate Ratu (Saru Dragons), Tikiko Noke (Ravoravo Rabbitohs), Meli Nabura (Coastline Roos), Savenaca Naovuka (Sabeto Roosters), Maika Serulevu (Ravoravo Rabbitohs), Malakai Kovekalou (Saru Dragons), Iliesa Lulu (West Coast Storm), Panapasa Laba (Vatutoko Tigers), Ralulu Nasoki (Ravoravo Rabbitohs), Manoa Vilikesa (Burdenkin Roosters), Jone Nasau (Yasawa Saints), Naibuka Tuitakali (Saru Dragons), Nemia Nawave- (Coastline Roos), Nasoni Tuigaloa (Vatoko Tiger), Kelemedi Waqa (Saru Dragons), Netava Nayacalevu (Namoli West Tigers), Tuiwaisea Navurai (Vatutoko Tigers), Tomasi Navunilagi (Sabeto Roosters), Ilaisa Manoa- Vatutoko Tigers), Aporosa Nawaidranu (Yasawa Saints), Ilai Nareki (Coastline Roos), Simon Wise (Ravoravo Rabbitohs), Vereti Bukavesi (Ravoravo Rabbitohs), Ilaisa Vuda (Saru Dragons) and Apolosi Tuiloma- (Ravoravo Rabbitohs)

 

East Blues Team: Epeli Uluinavucu (Panthers), Apakuki Tavodi (Burenitu), Melo (Army), Lekima Vuki (USP), Penioni Tagitauimua (Nadera), Komai (Army), Akuila (Makoi), Jegesa (Nabua), Eparama (Panthers), Jowasa Drodrolagi (Nabua), Halves Jason (USP), Mo Qionimacawa (USP), Mesake Kurukitoga (Panthers), Waisele Vesikula, Pio Seci (Nabua), Inoke (Kinoya), Josua Camaisala (Burenitu), Amini Siga (Panthers), Ropate Tobe (Army) and Pena Leveleve (Nabua), Jovilisi Natoya.(Vusu Raiders).

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